Ethics are about ought

Ethics are about the ought, not the is. Ethics are not about the way things are, but about the way they should be. – Michael Josephson.  – Ethics are not about framed credos or lofty codes, but conduct; not rhetoric but actions, not good intentions but honorable deeds. Ethics is not about doing what one has a right to do, but what is right to do.There are six core universal ethical values – trustworthiness (integrity, honesty, promise-keeping and fidelity), respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship (social responsibility) – the six pillars of character.

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  1. Being ethical is going beyond what is asked, and what is expected. We normally do things just because we are told to do those things, but if we were given a choice would we make an ethical decision? Doing things based on how they should to be clearly explains to me what being ethical should be. Identifying a problem and finding a solution for it.

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